Not all those who wander are lost, but I am.
Quotes, Oh how much I love to read quotes. I can spend hours on pinterest or google searching for quotes and reading them. I love to read quotes because that makes me realize that when I have a thought or a certain emotion, I am not the only one with that thought. A lot of different people think the same thing that is reassuring to me.
Since I have a great passion for traveling I often read travel quotes and one of my favorite quotes is this one:
‘Not all those who wander are lost’
It is one of my faves but I actually do not agree with the quote. I think that all travelers are lost a little bit. Being lost sounds so negative but in my opinion it is something positive.
When you feel lost you realize that you are at a stage and place in your life where you do not want to be. You can recognize this feeling and when you acknowledge this feeling you can do something about it. Whenever I feel lost, I travel, because I know that when I am traveling and broadening my horizon I can put my own life in perspective and it actually helps me to grow and to develop myself so much more than if I would stay at home in my safe and secure environment.
Today, after I was done with my meetings I hopped on my bike and I just drove towards Seminyak and when I arrived I just took side streets and alleys that I did not know. I intentionally wanted to get lost, literally. After about 45 minutes I was completely lost. I did not knew where I was, now I got there and how I would go back.
But for some reason, I did not care about this. It really did not matter.
Because I got something great for it in return, friends, I had the best view. Somehow I ended up on a deserted road to nowhere where I had an amazing view over rice paddy’s. Just as I stopped the sunset began and I hopped of my bike, sat on the ground and and connected with the earth. It was such a wonderful feeling. There I was, sitting on the ground watching the sun set with the most magnificent view. I got emotional and I shed some tears. I felt so lost at that moment but at the same time I knew that this was exactly where I was meant to be and I did not wanted to be found.
Being able to be in a paradise like Bali and to enjoy this beautiful scenery is just a bliss. I know this moment won’t last forever, therefor I just want to soak it all in.
We are so busy making plans that sometimes we forget to live and just simply to enjoy our lives. And at that moment, I was enjoying life to the fullest. I felt so distressed, relaxed and happy. At that moment I did not need any material things. Just myself, the nature, the sun. It was enough.
And that is the thing I want to give you guys today. The gift of reminding you to enjoy life.
And try to get lost within your self. Don’t be afraid of what will come. Reinvent yourself and keep moving forward.
In order to be found you first have to get lost. Therefor, I am wandering, and I am lost. And I am loving every second of it.